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After 33 years of being a professional big bandleader, 23 here in my hometown of NYC and 13 years into the new millennium – I am happy to report the launch of the NEW www.GeorgeGee.com! A true representation of the current George Gee Orchestra, with nods towards the current stellar line-up of talent and personality, with a clear vision of its forward path. A journey well-rooted in the musical and philosophical achievements of the past masters, but also a recognition of the band’s already established history of over three decades. It HAS taken over three decades plus to surround myself with like-minded individuals in this pursuit of preserving this great American art form of the Big Band, but also with an eye towards evolution. I am immensely proud of The George Gee Orchestra and humbly its place in musical history – there are many stories to be shared and told. And still many to develop and to continue…..
I would like to acknowledge the tireless efforts of the group that helped develop this new site, all longtime friends and supporters of The George Gee Orchestra. Lovingly self-titled TEAM GEE, they include Project Manager/Social Media Coordinator Jennifer Gapay, Copy Editor Amy Winn and programmer Tommy Sunshine. TEAM GEE took my initial scrambled vision and molded it into a clear portal, that happily and properly represents The George Gee Orchestra of now. And in the whole scheme of things, the timing of the launch is perfect – as a whole slate of announcements are scheduled for the very immediate future. Stay tuned: Have blog, will travel!